Electronic Man – download the app!

The application of the Electronic Man is available! Download it for free, join the performance and axperience something new: the creation of a global sensoriality interconnectet with the whole Heart…

ABOUT

The Electronic Man has been created for the celebrations of the centennial of Marshall McLuhan’s birth. In this occasion our wish is to give form to one of the most outstanding theories of this fundamental figure of our cultural history: the Electronic Man.

This application creates the possibility for people to unite into a connective form of life: a digital ubiquitous body. Hundreds of people have been disseminating the QRCodes of this global performance all over the world.

When someone scans one of them using a smartphone they will be asked to contribute their emotional state.

These emotions are collected in realtime, thus creating an instantaneous map of the emotions all over the world: this is the body of the Electronic Man.

Whenever someone gives an emotion to the Electronic Man everyone’s phone vibrates, thus creating a new sensibility, a new digital sense: the sense of emotion of the Electronic Man.

This application is your portal to joining the global performance: install it and your phone will vibrate whenever someone unites to the Electronic Man, or donates an emotion to him.

A chance to get closer to your fellow humans, exploring the possibilities in which technologies and networks can bring us closer together on a global scale, across cultures, nations and individualities.

Presented for the first time in Rome at the official celebrations of the Centennial of Marshall McLuhan, May 31st 2011, at Rome’s University “La Sapienza”.

THE ELECTRONIC MAN

http://electronicman.artisopensource.net

DOWLOAD THE APPLICATION

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-electronic-man/id440988777?mt=8&ls=1

CREDITS

Salvatore Iaconesi, concept | design | technology

Oriana Persico, communication | process | networks

FakePress Publishing, production

Art is Open Source, production

Maria Pia Rossignaud, curator | production

Media2000 & Associazione Amici di Media2000, production

Dipartimento di Comunicazione e Ricerca Sociale della Sapienza, event production

Derrick de Kerckove, scientific direction | inspiration

Marshall McLuhan, this project could not have existed without him

MULTIMEDIA GALLERY

- The Enectronic Man @Marshal McLuhan Centennial, Rome, Università La Sapienza: backstage & installation

http://www.flickr.com/photos/xdxd_vs_xdxd/sets/72157626876028200/

- First Body Disemination: the Electronic Man urba stickers allover the world

http://www.flickr.com/photos/xdxd_vs_xdxd/sets/72157626811219056/

MORE INFO AT

Convegno “McLuhan: Tracce di Futuro” – 31 maggio Università “La Sapienza”, Roma

http://www.mediaduemila.it/?p=3612

FakePress Publishing

http://www.fakepress.it/

Art is Open Source

http://www.artisopensource.net/

Media Duemila

http://www.mediaduemila.it/

Osservatorio TuttiMedia

http://www.osservatoriotuttimedia.it/home


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Electronic Man - iPhone
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